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Energy Transition Podcast: Grid Inertia

09/01/2020

The decreasing inertia in electricity grids as a result of declining fossil-fuelled generation can create implications for effectively managing grid frequency.

The increasing share of wind and solar power in electricity generation cannot replace the inertia lost through the mothballing of thermal plants and so other solutions are being sought. 

National Grid ESO - the operator charged with balancing electricity supply and demand in the UK - has begun procuring services to help it manage the situation better.

Matt Brown joined inspiratia for their latest podcast episode as they place the spotlight on the developing situation around grid inertia.

Listen to the conversation here.

Matt Brown

Vice President, AFRY Management Consulting

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